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Executive officers of the Board of Trade, 1848 to 1S97. inclusive... ix

(>fficers of the Board of Trade, 1896 x

Officers of the Board of Trade, 1897 xi

Members of the Board of Trade who died during 1890 xii

Secretary's review xiii

Report of Board of Directors lxxiii

Report of Treasurer lxxxiii

DETAILED STATISTICS OF CHICAGO FOR 1896.

Statement showing the entire movement of flour and grain 2, 3

Flour manufactured in Chicago, for six years 4

Monthly stocks of Hour in Chicago, for six years 4

Receipts and shipments of flour and wheatvby routes and by months 5

Receipts of Hour and wheat at Chicago, by crops, since 1860 fi

Weekly range of prices of Hour 7

Weekly range of prices of wheat in store 8

Monthly range of prices of No. 2 wheat (cash) for a series of years.. 9

Receipts and shipments of corn and oats, by routes and by months 10

Weekly range of prices of corn and oats 11

Monthly range of prices of No. 2 corn (cash) for a series of years.. 12

Monthly range of prices of No. 2 oats (cash) for a series of years .. 13

Comparative statement of the current bi-monthly prices of flour

and grain for seven years 14, 15

Receipts and shipments of rye and barley, by routes and by months 16

Weekly range of prices of rye and barley 17

All-rail through business in flour and grain not passing through a

Chicago warehouse 18,19

Receipts of flour and grain for a series of years, and the volume of

flour manufactured in the city 20

Shipments of flour and grain for a series of years 21

Weekly statement of grain in store at Chicago during the past

two years 22, 23

Weekly receipts and shipments of flour and grain, as posted on the

bulletin of the Exchange 24, 25

Visible supply of grain for the last two years 26, 27

Rules governing the inspection of grain 28-31

Extracts from the rules adopted by the Railroad and Warehouse

Commissioners for the administration of the departments of

grain inspection and warehouse registration 32

Rates for inspecting and weighing grain, provisions, etc 33, 34

Rates of commission and brokerage established by the Board of

Trade 35
Detailed Statistics Of CHICAGO FOR 1896.—Continued.

on grain 36

Monthly car-load inspection of grain received by rail 37

Inspection of grain received by lake and canal 37

Receipts and shipments of hogs (live and dressed), by routes and

by months 38

Receipts and shipments of cattle and sheep, by routes and by

months 39

Receipts and shipments of dressed beef and lard, by routes and

by months 40

Receipts and shipments of hog products, other than lard, by

routes and by months 41

Receipts and shipments of cattle and hogs for a series of years... 42

Beef and pork packing for a series of years 42

Pork packing at the principal cities and in the west for a series of

years 43

Bi-monthly prices of mess pork for nine years 44

Bi-monthly prices of prime steam lard for nine years 45

Weekly range of prices for cattle, hogs and sheep 46

Weekly cash price of beef products 47

Weekly range of cash prices of hog product s 48, 49

Pork (lacking in the Mississippi Valley 50, 51

Monthly stocks of provisions for a scries of years 52-54

Monthly statement of stocks of mess pork and prime steam lard

for live years 55

Detailed statement of weekly shipments of hog products 56-59

Daily prices of wheat, corn, oats, rye, barley, mess pork, lard, short

rib sides and live hogs, for cash and future delivery 60-83

Daily prices of flax seed, for cash and future delivery 84-8t;

Receipts and shipments of timothy and clover seeds, by routes

and by months 87

Receipts and shipments of grass and flax seeds, by routes and by

months 88

Weekly range of prices of salt and seeds 89

Weekly range of prices for beans and potatoes 90

Receipts and shipments of hides and wool, by routes and by

months 91

Range of prices for wail 92

Range of prices for hides 93

Receipts and shipments of coal and hay, by routes and by months !)4

Monthly prices for coal and hay 95

Stocks of lumber in Chicago on January 1 for a series of years 96

Receipts and shipments of lumber and shingles, by routes 96

Tri-monthly prices of lumber, shingles and lath 97

Receipts and shipments of cheese and butter, by routes and by

months 98

Weekly range of prices of butter, cheese and eggs 99

Receipts and shipments of eggs for a series of years 99

Receipts and shipments of various commodities 100, 101

Detailed STATISTICS Ok Chicaqo KOii 189G— Continued.

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Receipts and shipments of various commodities for a scries of years. 102, lO'.i

Eastbound tonnage from Chicago by the several principal lines .. 104-112

Lake (steam) and rail freights eastward 113

Grain freights by lake and Krie canal 114

Average freight charges for wheat and corn to New York since

1858 115

European through freights, rail and steamer 115

All-rail freights eastward 116

Average ocean freights from New York to British ports 117

Table of clearings by the associated banks of Chicago for each

month during six years 118

Table of clearings by the Clearing House of the Board of Trade

for each month during six years 119

Statement of the condition of the national and state banks of

Chicago 120,121

Details of the business transacted at the Chicago postofflce 122-125

Range of prices for iron and steel 126, 127

Distilled spirits manufactured in the district of Chicago 128

Weekly range of prices of high wines 128

Lake commerce of Chicago 129

Opening of navigation at Mackinac for a series of years 129

Receipts and shipments by lake at Chicago 130, 131

Receipts and shipments by lake at South Chicago 132

Arrivals and clearances for a series of years .. 133, 134

Shipments of grain (in transit and export) by lake 134

Exports by lake 135

A'essels entered and cleared at the principal ports of the United

States 135

Vessels built and laid up in Chicago 136

Vessels lost (owned in Chicago) 136

Vessel tonnage of the principal cities of the world 137

Vessels owned in Chicago, with their tonnage 138-140

Duties collected on imported merchandise during the past five

years i 141

Value of and duty on imported goods warehoused at Chicago 141

Custom House inspections 142

Merchandise entered for export 142

Internal revenue collections 143

Aggregate collections in the principal custom districts of the U, S. 144

Value of and duty collected on imported merchandise at the port

of Chicago 145

Illinois and Michigan canal statistics 146-148

GENERAL STATISTICAL STATEMENTS.

Population statistics of the United States, Illinois and Chicago.. 150

Statement showing the number of alien passengers arrived in the

United States since 1821, and the number of immigrants

arrived since 1856 151

Public debt of the United States annually since 1791 152
General Statistical, Statements— Continued.

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Detailed statement of the public debt, December 31, 1896 153

Nationality of vessels engaged in the foreign commerce of the

United States since 1860 154

The coal supply of the United States 155

Exports and imports of the United States, with their values, since

1850 156

Domestic exports of the United States (detailed) for three years,

ended June 30 ... 157

Imports into the United States (detailed) for three years, ended"

June 30 158, 159

Recapitulation of exports and imports, and coin and bullion move-

ment 159

Exports of breadstuffs to Europe since 1848 160

Total exports of flour and grain for six years 160

Exports of flour, wheat and corn from the principal Atlantic ports

(weekly) in 1896, with their distribution 161

"Weekly exports of grain and provisions from the pri ncipal Atlantic

ports during 1896 162

Exports of flour, wheat and corn from the principal Atlantic ports

(weekly) in 1896, by ports of shipment 163-165

Exports of hog products from the principal Atlantic ports (weekly)

in 1896 166

Exports of beef, hog products, butter and cheese during the year

ended June 30, 1896, with their distribution 167

Commerce through St. Mary's Falls canal 168

Hog products exported from the United States to France and

Germany since 1874 169

Valuation of property (for purposes of taxation) in Illinois, State

debt, etc 170

Valuation of property (for purposes of taxation) in the city of

Chicago, taxes levied, city debt, etc 171

Illinois Central Railroad earnings and tax 172

Statement of railroads east and west of the Missouri river tribu-

tary to Chicago 173

Eastern and Southern railroads centering in Chicago, and the

number of miles of railroads constructed and in operation

since 1830 174

Number of miles of railroads, in operation in each State and

Territory at various periods since 1850 175

Stocks of flour and grain in the State of California for a series of

years 176

Exports of flour and grain from San Francisco 177

Receipts of domestic produce at San Francisco 177

Receipts and shipments of flour and grain at New Orleans 178

Receipts and exports of Hour and grain at New York (monthly) .. 179

Stocks of pork and lard in New York for the past ten years 180

Receipts of flour and grain at the principal western river and lake

ports for the past five years 181
GENERAL STATISTICAL STATEMENTS—Continued.

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